Anorak | Numan Haider: Show Me The Knife And Get Me Some IS Fast Food

Numan Haider: Show Me The Knife And Get Me Some IS Fast Food

by | 26th, September 2014

numan haider


WHEN Numan Haider was shot dead by police in Australia, to some he became a martyr. To other, he was an 18-year-old Islamist and IS fan who’d stabbed one policeman in the neck and slashed another.

Alyse Edwards repots for ABC on abuse spray-painted across the entrance to an Indonesian community mosque in Rocklea, Brisbane. The graffiti opines:

“Muslims are evil and have no respect for our ways”.

We learn that a mosque at Mareeba in far north Queensland was vandalised last Friday. It’s terrible. Our ‘ways’ are those of tolerance, understanding and respect. The idiots smash what they claim to stand for. But what’s also interesting is Edwards, who reports:

On Wednesday afternoon, Queensland Police Commissioner Ian Stewart called for calm and tolerance in response to growing concerns over the threat posed by the terrorist group Islamic State (IS). He was speaking after an incident in Melbourne on Tuesday night in which a man who was under investigation was shot dead by police, and after a number of counter-terrorism raids occurred in Sydney and south of Brisbane in recent weeks.

Well, Haider was on the police radar. They’d seized his passpoprt. But just before he was shot dead, he’d arranged to meet police, invited them outside the station because he didn’t fancy stepping inside, offered them a handshake and as they accepted, tried to murder them.

Why not state the facts?

The Green Left website is hit and miss:

Sean Brocklehurst, the Socialist Alliance’s candidate for Pascoe Vale, said: “Messages and even photos don’t prove that Numan Haider is a terrorist. These statements help cover up the facts behind his death. First, when Haider met the police, regardless of whether it was in the police station or in the park, he was technically under police custody and therefore, the police had a duty of care for him.”

No. He wasn’t. He’d not been cautioned. And, technically, he was armed.

“Second, even if we take at face value the ‘facts’ presented by police, it doesn’t explain the other aspects of the supposed investigation such as how much pressure was applied to him and his family. Why did the authorities cancel Haider’s passport?”

I guess, they thought he was dangerous?

“And third, why did Numan Haider have to die? Even if the police version is true, why wasn’t everything done to prevent the loss of someone’s life? Why did the police shoot to kill?”

Because the police shoot to kill. And maybe it deters copycats.

Was he alone ?

Abdul Numan Haider, the 18-year-old shot dead by police in Melbourne on Tuesday night, may not have been alone when he stabbed two officers in the car park of the Endeavour Hills police station, according to the Victorian police commissioner.

Ken Lay told ABC radio 774 on Thursday morning that police had “some information” that Haider had been talking to other people around the time of the stabbing.

“I won’t say [they were] working with him, it’s just unclear to us at the moment, whether they dropped him off [at the station] or whether they were waiting for him,” he said.

The Herald Sun:

There were angry scenes when a member of the Afghan community, on leaving the house, blamed police.

“They should not have shot him he was 18,” the woman screamed. “If you (the police) can’t protect yourself, how are you going to protect the nation? Did you make mistakes when you were 18?

You have already read 1 premium article for free today
Access immediately the premium content with Multipass

Or come back tomorrow

Posted: 26th, September 2014 | In: News Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed: RSS 2.0 | TrackBack | Permalink